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1964: Evelyn Mary Kohl LaTorre served in Peru in Abancay (Cuzco area) beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Evelyn Mary Kohl LaTorre can be contacted at emkohlsasbcglobaldnet
Country of Service: Peru
Training Group: RCA/Tools
Cities you served in: Abancay (Cuzco area)
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Worked in rural community development, taught PE, English; worked in a hospital and a library; started a 4-H type club for girls on the outskirts of Abancay.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I married, Walter LaTorre in 1966, from Cuzco, (born @ Machu Picchu)and settled in California with our 2 sons. We purchased land, buildings and a home for Walter's parents in Cuzco and return to visit frequently, as does our youngest son. I obtained a doctorate in Multicultural Ed. in 1983 and retired in 2002 from Special Education Administration to tour the world with my Peruvian husband.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I got a lot out of it: a loving husband and two beautiful sons. My fluency in Spanish has been a real asset in my 32 years as an educator.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Larry Stephenson, Lenny ? and anyone else from the Cuzco area or from our Cornell and Puerto Rico (Camp Radley) trained group.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
My neice returned from PC in Gabon in 2002 and we both highly recommend a PC experience. RPCVs are such a practical, aware group who never again see the world in a narrow way.
Originally posted: March 17, 2005
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